Social benefits

In the social counseling you will find answers to questions about social security, child care, insurance matters, unemployment benefit II, social benefits, studies with disabilities and/or chronic diseases. In addition, you can get addresses of other counseling centers and contact persons of other offices and authorities.

The office hours are Monday and Tuesday from 9:00-12:00 and Thursday from 13:30-16:00. The contact details of Barbara Toth can be found in the info box on the right.

Statutory accident insurance


All students, both Germans and students from abroad, must have a health insurance in Germany in order to be admitted to study. During your studies, there are different ways to have (statutory) health insurance:

  • through family insurance,
  • via a special student health insurance or
  • voluntary health insurance for students.

Especially for foreign students, we recommend a statutory health insurance, because there students up to the age of 30 get a favorable student tariff. In the case of private insurance, the insurance conditions and exclusions must be carefully checked!